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PCC to offer Orientation to CPT Training

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Piedmont Community College will offer a course in Certified Production Technician (CPT) training along with an orientation class, “Orientation to CPT Training.” The orientation for students will begin, March 11, and will meet Tuesdays, and Thursdays through April 3. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PCC’s Workforce Training Center, 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro.

CPT training is somewhat different from other PCC programs in that it includes job development and placement at the end of training completion. Since the program began last year, 67% of all CPT graduates from the class have been able to secure employment with local companies that are hiring.

Individuals receive training in basic computer skills and have an opportunity to earn their North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). This course is required for anyone planning to enroll in the Certified Production Technician training and is eligible for financial assistance. The CPT course will begin April 7, and will meet Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through May 22.

The Certified Production Technician course provides training for national certification in four areas: safety awareness, manufacturing processes, quality practices, and maintenance awareness. Upon successful completion of this 174-hour class, students will enroll in a Job Search class that will provide opportunities for students to be referred to local industries that have agreed to give priority status and interviews to graduates of the program.

To enroll in the training, registration will begin at the Workforce Training Center on Tuesday, March 11, at 9 a.m. or contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2133 for information. Financial assistance is available to qualified unemployed, underemployed, and economically distressed individuals.

The CPT program is being offered through PCC’s Workforce Certification Academy© and sponsored by the College’s Workforce Development and Occupational Extension  Programs.